In a bizarre incident, a woman was tied to a tree and mercilessly beaten up by her in-laws and few local people Rampur under Bilaspur police station in Uttar Pradesh.
A video of the incident, which has gone viral on social media, showed the woman in question dangling from a tree and being beaten up even as she cried and begged for mercy.
As per reports, the incident occurred after the woman in question was found speaking to a “stranger” in the middle of the road.
On Saturday, the police booked four people based on a complaint lodged by the man to whom the victim was talking to.
They have been booked under various sections of the Indian Penal Code.
According to the police, the complainant, a native of Uttarakhand’s Rudrapur, went to Rampur as he owns property there.
On September 17, he was on his way back home from Bilaspur in Rampur. On the way, he spotted the woman and initiated a conversation with her.
A local resident saw them having a conversation and informed her in-laws.
“The man was talking to the woman whom he claims to know. However, the woman’s in-laws, who spotted the duo talking to each other, attacked them. Later, they thrashed the woman brutally after tying her to a tree, assuming that she was having an affair with the man,” TOI quoted Rampur ASP Sansar Singh as saying.
Four people have been arrested in connection with the case, a police officer said.